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Tulane linebacker Edward Williams starting to mature

Associated Press/Houston Chronicle photo by CODY DUTY -- Tulane linebacker Edward Williams, right, a former Texas Tech signee whose mother wanted him to stay close to home, has 34 tackles and one interception this season.

Highly recruited linebacker Edward Williams was weighed down by too many factors to play fast after he signed with Tulane in 2013. He did not even want to be on campus, choosing the Green Wave out of local Warren Easton High only because his mom refused to sign his national letter of intent to Texas Tech, insisting… Continue reading →

Green Wave tries to bounce back from season-opening loss

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Louis Dabney, who scored 17 points in Monday's 71-49 loss to Wake Forest, was the only Tulane player in double digits. The Green Wave shot 1-of-20 on 3-pointers and made only three field goals in the second half. Dabney, a junior guard, said he thought the problems were mostly mental and jitters.

Louis Dabney didn’t try to search for silver linings or seek out the positives. What Tulane’s guard saw in a season-opening 71-49 loss to Wake Forest on Monday was disappointing and somewhat baffling. The stats backed him up. The Green Wave (0-1) was just 1-of-20 on 3-pointers, converted just three field goals… Continue reading →

Offensive lineman Keyshawn Mcleod commits to Tulane football team

Tulane’s football program added some muscle to its 2015 recruiting, landing the commitment of offensive lineman Keyshawn Mcleod on Tuesday afternoon. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound tackle from Port Charlotte, Florida, announced his intentions to join the Green Wave on Twitter just days after visiting the program during its 38-7 homecoming loss to Memphis. “The atmosphere of the whole… Continue reading →

Injuries mounting for Tulane running backs

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZCincinnati safety Zach Edwards  stops Tulane running back Sherman Badie in the first quarter on Oct. 31 at Yulman Stadium.

The sprained ankles that have bothered Tulane running backs Sherman Badie and Lazedrick Thompson got worse rather than better against Memphis. Badie, who rushed for 36 yards on 10 carries in the 38-7 loss, was limited in practice Tuesday as the Green Wave prepared for Saturday’s trip to East Carolina. Thompson, who had a team-best 70… Continue reading →

Curtis Johnson sticking with pro-style offense

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Tulane Green Wave quarterback Tanner Lee (12) scrambles for a one yard gain in the second quarter as Cincinnati Bearcats defensive end Brad Harrah (93) comes in for the tackle during pal at Yulman Stadium  in New Orleans, La. Friday, Oct. 31, 2014.

With Tulane languishing at 119th out of 125 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in scoring, coach Curtis Jonson fielded some tough questions about the direction of his offense Tuesday at his media luncheon. Johnson response was just as strong. Three years after bringing what he called the “Saints offense” to campus, he is staying the course.… Continue reading →

Wake Forest rolls past Tulane 71-49

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Tulane's Jonathan Stark, 2, jumps up to make a basket against Wake's Darius Leonard, 13, during a college basketball game between Tulane and Wake Forest at Tulane University in New Orleans on Monday, November 17, 2014.

There’s always optimism at the tip. Particularly when it’s the start of a new season, a new conference and even a new floor at Devlin Fieldhouse. But all of the freshness in the building may have turned on a team known for its shooting. Tulane made just 1-of-20 3-pointers while Wake Forest pounded the Green Wave… Continue reading →

‘Make some noise’

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Tulane sophomore guard Kajon Mack will play in a game for the first time in nearly 18 months when the Green Wave host Wake Forest on Monday night.

Kajon Mack doesn’t even need to speak to show how much this game means to him. Tulane’s redshirt sophomore guard only opens his eyes widely and smiles when asked about how much anticipation there is for Monday night. The proof is all over his face. Not only will Monday’s 7 p.m. tip-off… Continue reading →

New Orleans will host 2020 Women's Final Four

Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma makes a point to his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UC Davis in Davis, Calif., Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Connecticut won 102-43. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Mark your calendars. The NCAA Women’s Final Four is heading back to New Orleans in 2020. The city will host the pinnacle of women’s college basketball for a record fourth time. The host committee is guaranteeing a “Party of Four like the NCAA has never experienced.” “We’ve got a long time to prepare, so… Continue reading →

Curtis Johnson says final two games give Tulane a chance to grow

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss (6) and cornerback Parry Nickerson (17) knock the ball away from Memphis receiver Adrian Henderson in the first quarter of Saturday's game at Yulman Stadium.

With nothing tangible to play for in its final two games, the Tulane football team will work on the intangibles after Saturday’s disappointing 38-7 homecoming loss to Memphis. The Green Wave (3-7, 2-4 American Athletic) is guaranteed to finish below .500 for the second time in coach Curtis Johnson’s three-year tenure and the 11th time in 12… Continue reading →

Tulane Monday Morning Rewind

Up next Assured of its 11th losing season in 12 years, Tulane (3-7, 2-4 American Athletic Conference) has the tough task of playing at East Carolina (6-3, 3-2). The Pirates and prolific senior QB Shane Carden will be looking to take out the frustration of a last-second loss to Cincinnati that likely cost them a shot… Continue reading →

Memphis manhandles Tulane 38-7, ensuring the Green Wave will not become bowl-eligible

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane tight end Charles Jones pulls in a Tanner Lee pass before Memphis linebackers Leonard Pegues and Tank Jakes can make the tackle at Yulman Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

The sun gleamed across Yulman Stadium on a cloudless, 60-degree Saturday afternoon as fans filled up a sold-out crowd, brimming with optimism. This was the homecoming Tulane waited 40 years to see. It took two offensive snaps for reality to smack the Green Wave in the face. Quarterback Tanner Lee, a week removed from… Continue reading →

Tulane defense stands tall against Memphis, even in a 38-7 loss

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane defensive end Royce LaFrance dislodges the ball from Memphis wide receiver Adrian Henderson during the first quarter of Saturday's game at Yulman Stadium. Tulane recovered the ball but the Wave offense failed to covert the turnover into points.

Defensive tackle Tanzel Smart sacked Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch twice in three downs midway through the third quarter Saturday, running Tulane’s tackles for loss to a whopping 10. One problem. The Green Wave trailed by 17 points at the time and didn’t score until late in the fourth quarter of its 38-7 loss.… Continue reading →

Tulane undone by five turnovers in 38-7 loss to Memphis

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  --  Memphis Tigers defensive back Andrew Gaines (28) intercepts a Tulane Green Wave quarterback Tanner Lee (12) pass during the first quarte at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday November 15, 2014.

Tulane, which entered its homecoming game against Memphis in a tie for 18th nationally in turnover margin at plus-7, won’t be anywhere near that spot next week. The Green Wave tied its season high with five turnovers during its 38-7 loss Saturday at Yulman Stadium, and the cavalcade of errors started right away when quarterback Tanner Lee… Continue reading →

Memphis 38, Tulane 7: Three and out

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane cornerback Lorenzo Doss (6) and cornerback Parry Nickerson (17) knock the ball away from Memphis receiver Adrian Henderson in the first quarter of Saturday's game at Yulman Stadium.

1. WHAT WE LEARNED If there were any doubt that the Superdome was less suitable for Tulane football than Yulman Stadium, it was erased Saturday. A picture-perfect day and a sellout homecoming crowd (which actually showed up for the most part) made a beautiful combination. Then the game began, and the Green Wave showed it is… Continue reading →

Lewis: Enjoy homecoming, Tulane fans, and worry about your athletic director later

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco, Tulane Athletic Director Rick Dickson and Tulane President Michael A. Fitts tour Yulman Stadium on Monday.

Word is, a group of disgruntled Tulane fans intend to hire a plane to fly a banner over Yulman Stadium during Saturday’s homecoming game demanding that the school “Fire Rick Dickson.” Well that’s rich. If it weren’t for the Green Wave athletic director’s long quest to get an on-campus facility built, there’d be nothing to… Continue reading →

Four downs: Memphis at Tulane

1. MIRAGE OR NEW REALITY For the first time since 2011, Tulane went outside of the state and won as a large underdog on the road. A 31-24 victory over 17.5-point favorite Houston proved to doubters the Green Wave’s 2-6 start wasn’t the death knell of the 2014 season. Now,… Continue reading →

Tulane coaches fight complacency after big win over Houston

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZCincinnati safety Zach Edwards  stops Tulane running back Sherman Badie in the first quarter on Oct. 31 at Yulman Stadium.

Tulane’s football practices were a little louder than normal this week in preparation for Saturday’s home game against Memphis. The extra noise, which came from coach Curtis Johnson and his assistants, was by design. Coming off a 31-24 win at Houston as an 18-point underdog, Johnson tried to drum any sense of satisfaction out of every… Continue reading →

NCAA bypasses New Orleans as Final Four host from 2017-2021

FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 1, 2012, Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie, right, watches play during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. UConn called a news conference for Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, to announce a new contract for Ollie. A person in the athletic department said the final details were still being worked out and the contract had not been signed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak before the news conference. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, file)

Strike three. New Orleans’ bid to host three major sporting events later this decade met with its third and final rejection in recent months Friday when the NCAA did not award the city the Men’s Final Four in 2017. Instead, it went to first-time host Phoenix. Earlier this year, the NFL awarded the 2018 Super Bowl,… Continue reading →

Tulane women take first step against Mississippi Valley State

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane Green Wave guard Danielle Blagg (20) shadows East Carolina Lady Pirates guard/forward Jada Payne (23)  during the first half Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Tulane's Devlin Fieldhouse.

Banners representing the members of the American Athletic Conference now hang in Devlin Fieldhouse, and the league logo is on the court. Before Tulane’s women’s basketball team faces a team from its strong league, it will host Southwestern Athletic Conference foe Mississippi Valley State in its season opener Friday night in Devlin Fieldhouse. Senior Danielle Blagg… Continue reading →

Memphis setting example for Tulane

Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) passes as Memphis defensive back Bobby McCain (21) closes in during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Just like Curtis Johnson at Tulane, Memphis coach Justin Fuente was hired in December of 2011 to take over a program that had hit rock bottom. Unlike Johnson, Fuente has the Tigers at the top of the American Athletic Conference with three games remaining in his third year. And unless the Green Wave pulls an upset… Continue reading →

Tulane athletics chat with Advocate contributor Scott Kushner, Friday at 11 a.m.

Associated Press photo by Cody DutyHouston defensive backs Steven Aikens, left, and William Jackson attempt to tackcle Tulane receiver Teddy Veal during Saturday's game in Houston.

How are the Green Wave standing as their football season comes to a close and their basketball seasons approach their openers? Ask Advocate contributor Scott Kushner in this Tulane athletics chat on Friday at 11 a.m. Click here to join the action.Continue reading →

Tulane’s Taurean Nixon will clash with some familiar faces when his old school, Memphis, visits Saturday

Tulsa World photo by Tom Gilbert -- Tulsa's Keyarris Garrett pulls down a long pass as Tulane's Taurean Nixon watches during the first half Aug. 28, 2014.

Tulane’s game against Memphis on Saturday has extra meaning to cornerback Taurean Nixon. Nixon, a product of Baton Rouge’s Southern Lab High, played for Memphis in 2010 and 2011 before transferring to Tulane. He left after coach Larry Porter, who tutored the running backs at LSU from 2005 until taking over at Memphis, was fired.… Continue reading →

Tulane’s Parry Nickerson back and better than ever

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  --  Tulane Green Wave cornerback Parry Nickerson (17) breaks up a pass intended for Connecticut Huskies wide receiver Geremy Davis (85) during the fourth quarter at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday October 11, 2014.

Parry Nickerson could hardly get his back on the ground before Tulane’s bench converged on him. Moments after the redshirt freshman snagged a game-winning interception to complete Tulane’s 31-24 upset victory over Houston, Nickerson was covered by a swarm of teammates at the 20-yard line. Minutes later, he was lifted in the air by receiver Larry Dace… Continue reading →

Top storylines for Green Wave men’s 2014-15 basketball season

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Guard Louis Dabney led Tulane in scoring at 15.2 points per game last season.

Can Tulane be competitive in the AAC? The league’s coaches gave a resounding “no” at Media Day, tabbing Tulane last out of 11 teams. That’s a strong statement, because the Green Wave returns 91 percent of its scoring and beat fellow AAC newcomer East Carolina on the road in their only meeting… Continue reading →

Top storylines for Green Wave women’s 2014-15 basketball season

Advocate file photo by A.J. SISCO -- The Green Wave's Daniel Blagg is 77 points shy of 1,000 for her career.

Will Tulane finish with a losing record? It’s quite possible. While the Green Wave had an overall record 20-11 with a schedule that had SEC and ACC opponents, this year’s slate starts with four teams that made last year’s NCAA tournament. Those teams are N.C. State, LSU, Western Kentucky, and Florida State.… Continue reading →

Tulane running back Dontrell Hilliard adding to crowded backfield

Associated Press/Houston Chronicle photo by CODY DUTY -- Tulane running back Dontrell Hilliard falls into the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of Saturday's game against Houston at TDECU Stadium. Tulane won 31-24.

Tulane’s running back rotation was already deep. Now, it’s bordering on complicated. After third-stringer Dontrell Hilliard racked up 208 rushing yards, 115 receiving yards and three touchdowns in the past two weeks, what began as a two-man operation has expanded into a trio as the Green Wave (3-6, 2-3 American) prepares to… Continue reading →

Tulane’s Darion Monroe miffed by recent ejection

Associated Press file photo by TOM REELUTSA tight end Cole Hubble, right, makes a catch as Tulane's Darion Monroe defends Nov. 9, 2013, in San Antonio.

Three days after the most frustrating day of his career ended in jubilation, safety Darion Monroe still had not come to terms with his ejection in the second quarter of Tulane’s 31-24 win at Houston on Saturday. Following Tuesday’s practice in preparation for Memphis, Monroe took direct aim at the targeting rule that forced his… Continue reading →

American Athletic Conference names Tulane’s Parry Nickerson its defensive player of the week

Three Tulane players were honored by the American Athletic Conference on Monday following the Green Wave’s 31-24 upset victory at Houston on Saturday. Cornerback Parry Nickerson was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week after his two-interception performance. Both picks came in the fourth quarter, starting with a leaping grab on the sideline midway through the… Continue reading →

Improved execution sparked the Tulane offense to win at Houston, QB Tanner Lee says

Houston defensive back Howard Wilson brings down Tulane wide receiver Leondre James in the end zone for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA football game at TDECU Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Houston. Tulane won 31-24. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Cody Duty)

HOUSTON — Tanner Lee could see Tulane coming together even when the scoreboard didn’t show it. On the surface, it didn’t look like much. The redshirt freshman quarterback was directing an offense that put up just 14 points on the nation’s 115th-ranked defense in a 38-14 home loss to Cincinnati on Halloween. In fact, the Green Wave (3-6,… Continue reading →

Tulane Monday Morning Rewind

Associated Press photo by Cody DutyHouston defensive backs Steven Aikens, left, and William Jackson attempt to tackcle Tulane receiver Teddy Veal during Saturday's game in Houston.

Coming up After beating American Athletic Conference co-leader Houston on the road, the Green Wave (3-6, 2-3) gets a crack at Memphis (6-3, 4-1), which has sole possession of first place, at Yulman Stadium. The Tigers edged Temple 16-13 with a 31-yard field goal as time ran out in a defense-dominated game on Friday. Memphis trailed 10-0… Continue reading →